ABOUT CORR CONCEPTS
Hi, I’m Gwen Corrie, the Founder of CORR Concepts. Learn about CORR Concepts, myself, and my mission to help you live a more sustainable lifestyle through reducing your eco and carbon footprints, and save some money along the way.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
– Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Welcome to CORR Concepts!
Thank you for dropping by for your sustainability inspiration and needs. I know how it can be to feel overwhelmed hearing about our major environmental concerns of today, like global warming and its climate change effects; be unsure not knowing if, or what, you can do to help; or, that you keep hearing the terms “sustainability” or “carbon footprint” and you’re unsure what they truly mean.
Your questions on sustainability might include: What does sustainability actually mean? Why is environmental sustainability important? Does my lifestyle really effect the environment? How can I change my daily habits to help improve the environment? Can I save money living a more sustainable lifestyle? With CORR Concepts, hopefully these questions will be a thing of the past.
In fact, congratulate yourself right now for visiting this site! This means you are not only wanting to learn more about environmental sustainability, but that you have also started to take steps towards reducing your eco and carbon footprints for a more sustainable lifestyle, whether you knew it or not. Good on you! Knowledge is power, so let’s get you stronger.
My mission is to help individuals – millennials to baby boomers – implement environmental sustainability initiatives into their lifestyles as easily as possible and recognize and receive the benefits from doing so.
From measuring your carbon and eco footprints for the first time, or multiple times, I will help you along the way so your footprint sizes reduce with each re-measurement.
I will provide this help to you through: the core concepts of sustainability, actionable sustainability tips, and ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable product and service recommendations.
This is so you can pick a sustainability path and live it with confidence knowing you are doing your part to reduce global warming and resulting climate change effects for a healthier environment and healthier you.
CORR Concepts is designed to be the ‘Sustainability 101‘ tool for everyone to use.
Why should you consider what I have to say? An avid earth steward for decades, I have been in the Sustainability field for 8 years. I hold an MBA in Sustainable Enterprises and a LEED AP ID+C accreditation from the GBCI.
Working at a global architecture firm, Gensler, I’ve managed many successful USGBC commercial building LEED certifications, such as the Broad Museum and Garage, Sony – Akio Morita, Google Venice, the Saban Media Center (Television Academy), Santa Monica College Core Performance Center, and Sunset Bronson’s ICON Office Tower and CUE Creative Office Building, to name a few, so building inhabitants and communities benefit from results of these successful projects.
I have also volunteered working with local, small businesses to provide ways to implement environmentally sustainable initiatives into their businesses so that they may also benefit by way of saving natural resources and money.
Since our environment affects the health of all of its inhabitants and the economy, I consider the health of our environment the “big picture” and the most important situation to address in our lives – not just for human benefit but for the benefit of all plant and animal species. All lives matter.
Further, it is humans causing our environmental problems, not other species, so these are our environmental problems to fix.
Therefore, you could say that environmental sustainability is my “religion”, and I’m here to spread the word.
How Will CORR Concepts Help You?
CORR Concepts readers get a 1-2-3 framework of answering the questions, “What is sustainability?”, “Why is sustainability important”, and, “How can I get started in living a more sustainable lifestyle?” for ease in learning. From there, CORR Concepts provides an easy 4-step guide on how to actually get started living more sustainably.
CORR Concepts will provide the best, up-to-date, comprehensive, and easy, actionable ideas on how you can implement sustainability in the following six environmental initiatives: Conserve Energy, Conserve Water, Zero Waste, Indoor Air Pollution, Reduce Outdoor Air Pollution, and Food Sustainability.
Plus, Conscious Consumer tips and resources on products and services better suited for our environment and, therefore, you are also given. Let’s face it – money speaks volumes, so money is our true currency in leading others down the sustainability path with us.
The world is changing every day and sustainability ideas, practices, and regulations are also continually changing. Therefore, it is my duty to stay abreast of any changes in environmental sustainability so that CORR Concepts is updated for you to take advantage of the latest and greatest. Hey, if there is something you wish me to write about, let me know!
Even though environmental issues exist globally, just act locally and focus on your own lifestyle. It can be overwhelming enough to think beyond your own day-to-day, am I right?
If you want to go beyond and share this site with others, all the better! Collectively, we can make larger positive environmental strides faster that benefit us all.
Still, just focusing on you and your own path towards sustainability to reduce your own eco and carbon footprints, is just fine. That is the best place to start. Share CORR Concepts with your family, friends and co-workers when ready.
So, are you ready to make a positive difference in your life and the world? Great! Let’s get you started.
-Gwen Corrie, MBA-Sustainable Enterprises, LEED AP ID+C, PMP
Founder, CORR Concepts